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Who are Palani & Associates?

Palani & Associates Pty Ltd are "Certified Practising Accountants" (CPA) offering clients the complete financial and taxation solution. The firm consists of Ramiah Palani who is a CPA and two support staff, Dinesh Yogi and Vasim Kaldar. Ramiah Palani is an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited, and this allows us to provide comprehensive Financial Planning advice, which will benefit all of our clients.

We offer a high level of personal service to our clients. Our clients are the most important asset of our firm and we provide the best possible strategies and advice to meet their needs, goals and objectives. By offering the complete financial solution, we can take care of all your financial needs at the same time.


Ramiah Palani CPA (ramiah@palani.com.au)

Ramiah has been in the Accounting Profession since 1972 and migrated from India in 1983. He is an Associate Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an Associate Member of The Indian Institute of Bankers. Of his eleven years of experience in India, Ramiah worked for five years with Fraser & Ross, a British firm of Chartered Accountants in India. The following six years he worked with Bank of Baroda, Mumbai and Chennai, as Loans officer and Inspection officer.

In Australia, Ramiah worked as an Accountant for Lightburn & Co. Ltd (three years) and the then Faulding & Co. Ltd (six years) before commencing Public Practice in 1993.

Ramiah completed his Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at the then South Australian College of Advanced Education (now UniSA) in 1987. He has been a member of CPA Australia since June 1987, and has been a registered tax agent since April 1988. Ramiah has been an Authorised Representative of Count Wealth Accountants since Nov 1994, and has also been a financial planning specialist of CPA Australia since May 2000.

Ramiah is married and has two lovely children. He enjoys all sports, especially cricket. Ramiah was an honorary treasurer for three years at both Indian Australian Association of SA and Hindu Society of SA. He enjoys doing community services and loves traveling.

Dinesh Yogi (dinesh@palani.com.au

-      MAcc (Flinders Uni.); BStat (University of Texas Arlington, TX); ASc (Loras College, Iowa)

Dinesh joined the firm in April, 2013. His duties within the firm incorporate all aspects of Financial Planning, together with areas of Accounting & Taxation. He is RG 146 (tier 1) qualified in Financial Planning. His previous work experience derives from Bank of America, Irving, Texas & Zarin Incorporation, Dallas, Texas. He has over three years of experience.

He loves traveling, playing bridge, and is a fan of Dallas Mavericks NBA team.

Vasim Kaldar (vasim@palani.com.au)

Vasim joined the firm in June 2013. His duties in the firm related to Accounting and Taxation.Vasim has migrated from India in 2009. He has been working in a supermarket as an inventory controller and customer executive. He has completed bachelor degree in business in India and also completed Master of Accounting in Australia.

He works part time at Palani & Associates. He likes to meet people and offer good customer service. He likes reading, traveling and music.

Ramiah Palani has been our tax accountant for approximately 20 years and for at least the last ten years has provided personal financial planning advice. We have found Ramiah to be knowledgeable, genuine, and we trust him to provide advice in our best interest. His aim is to protect our net wealth and to help it grow without taking big risks.

Jenny and Jeff

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